Soo Hong (Korea)
Resident artist November 2014
"Opaque Reflections" 窗花
Solo Exhibition 個展
From November 22 to 30, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 6pm to 9pm
Live Dance Performance 现场舞蹈表演
6pm & 8.30 pm
6点 & 8点半
Soo Kyung Hong is a South Korean artist currently living in Shanghai. With her exhibition "Opaque Reflections", she invites the visitor to dive into her impressions of the megacity. Preserved in mixed media 'snapshots' on paper as well as acrylic paintings on canvas, the works explore the unique struggle and beauty in chaos of life between Chinese economy and culture. Like a look through a window the pieces expose the hidden interaction between Soo's cultural background and her experiences in Shanghai, especially her observations on music and dance. During the exhibition opening life music and dances will bring her work life and give us an idea of her personal 窗花, "look through the window".
Her works starts with photos which she collect. One artwork will generally be based on several of these – images that she sense have a connection linking them together. She have lived in many different places and experienced diverse cultures, She is very aware of the importance of visual connections and of communicating through art. Soo Hong start with charcoal, which gives a unique texture that she love, and then paint in colors that reflect the energy that I feel existing between the figures. The result is dreamlike, yet rooted in reality.
It is so easy in adult life to become desensitized to your own emotions, distanced from what you feel. It is her hope that art helps viewers to reconnect with this fundamental part of themselves.